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First Suburbs ready to put on pressure
« on: August 11, 2005, 11:41:46 AM »
From the 8/11/05 Enquirer:


Older suburbs ready to put on pressure
More-established municipalities feel left out, plan lobbying effort next month

By Jon Craig
Enquirer Columbus Bureau

 
COLUMBUS - For the first time, government officials from older established suburbs - such as Madeira, Milford and Mount Healthy - are banding together to push their agenda at the state capital.

A dozen municipal leaders voiced their concerns on the steps of the Statehouse on Wednesday, saying they will lobby state lawmakers once they return from a summer recess next month.

Kimberly Gibson, director of the Ohio First Suburbs Consortium that is leading the lobbying effort, said its 63 members aim to make their voices heard "to make our communities a priority."

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Re: First Suburbs ready to put on pressure
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2006, 06:37:03 PM »
First suburbs shortchanged, report says
Fifth of U.S. lives in areas neglected by urban, suburban policies


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Close-in suburbs are being shortchanged by federal housing and transportation policies that favor central cities and outer suburbs, a private research group suggests.

A report Wednesday by the Brookings Institution notes that nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population lives in what the think tank calls "first suburbs" -- cities and towns adjacent to inner cities.

They are between fast-growing outer suburbs and slower-growing or shrinking inner cities and are often neglected by both urban and suburban policies, the report said.

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Re: First Suburbs ready to put on pressure
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2006, 06:43:57 PM »
Cuyahoga's old 'burbs need work, report says
National problem played out here
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Thomas Ott
Plain Dealer Reporter

Cuyahoga County's woes figure prominently in a new report that calls for addressing the growing needs of older suburbs.

In rankings of 64 U.S. metropolitan areas to be released today, Cuyahoga County suburbs finish near the top in percentage of elderly and near the bottom in how much the average home value has increased. Also, it has one of the highest percentages of old housing and lowest percentages of families headed by married couples.

Using census data, the Washington-based Brookings Institution's report calls attention to a slice of America it says is overlooked in the rush to save big cities and build new suburbs. The study also includes Summit, Franklin, Hamilton, Montgomery, Stark and Trumbull counties.

The report, "One Fifth of America: A Comprehensive Guide to America's First Suburbs," says many of the older suburbs share traits that include slow or stagnant growth, white flight and rising poverty.

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Re: First Suburbs ready to put on pressure
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2006, 06:45:49 PM »
Tell that to cuyahoga metropolotian housing authorty. None of the first sububrbs wanted their projects, all but one have been dumped in cleveland. They didnt want the negative externalities they get from having one in "their city". The problems of the inner city will allways continue to creep outward, it knows no boundaries.

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Re: First Suburbs ready to put on pressure
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2006, 08:33:38 AM »
Program to help older suburbs making progress, but slowly
Sunday, July 02, 2006
Thomas Ott
Plain Dealer Reporter
 
An idea hatched 10 years ago in a restaurant on Cleveland's West Side has turned into a national crusade to save older suburbs from the ravages of age.

The lunch that Cleveland Heights Vice Mayor Ken Montlack shared with Madeline Cain, then mayor of Lakewood, and Patricia Mearns, at the time mayor of Shaker Heights, led to formation of the Northeast Ohio First Suburbs Consortium. First Suburbs was a model for similar advocacy groups across the country.

But a decade later, does the group have much to show for its effort?

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Re: First Suburbs ready to put on pressure
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2006, 01:18:00 PM »
Suburbs to seek Strickland's help
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Thomas Ott
Plain Dealer Reporter

Columbus -- When Governor-elect Ted Strickland takes office in January, Ohio's older suburbs want to welcome him with ideas to help them rebuild.

About 50 officials and advocates for the inner-ring suburbs of Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton gathered here Wednesday. They discussed ways to shore up crumbling roads, redevelop abandoned property and keep cities from using state-sanctioned tax breaks to pirate businesses from each other.

"We're going to try to take advantage of the change in power to see what kind of change we can effect," said Tom Moeller, city manager of Madeira, outside Cincinnati.

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